Archive | December, 2013

Song of the Week: “She Won’t Be Home” – Erasure

24 Dec

I thought I’d add some melancholy flavoring to this Christmas week with this track from Erasure’s Crackers International EP. I bought the album primarily for the song “Stop!” but was happily surprised to find this track on there as well, which I had always thought was called “Lonely Christmas” (for obvious reasons). Enjoy, and have a great holiday.

P.S. If you’d like to hear more Erasure Christmas tunes, check out their version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” or their brand new Snow Globe album.

Song of the Week: “Burning Bridges” – The Mike Curb Congregation

16 Dec

Best known as the theme song for 1970’s Clint Eastwood/Telly Savalas/Donald Sutherland war comedy, Kelly’s Heroes,“Burning Bridges” was a top-40 hit in 1971, and earned Mike Curb a BMI award. Curb was a prolific songwriter, film scorer, and producer, and eventually served as president of MGM Records and Verve Records.

Song of the Week: “Star Generation” – September

10 Dec

I haven’t dropped any dance-pop on here for a whole month, so I’ll repair that deficiency today.

Petra Marklund—aka, September—is best known for her worldwide 2006 hit, “Cry for You,” which I think is one of the best dance tracks of that decade. Her first U.S. album included songs that had already been released internationally, but omitted everything from her 2004 European debut, including this great little pop song.

Song of the Week: “Paper Wings” – Colour the Atlas

2 Dec

I’ve been waiting, so far in vain, for the Colour the Atlas EP Building Skyscrapers to release in the States so I could plug this terrific song. But, I got nothing. Regardless, it’s one of my favorite new singles of the year so enjoy a listen.